Building for social housing demands robust products that are hardwearing, cost-effective and will stand the test of time yet require little maintenance — the same attributes often sought for commercial environments such as hotels and offices.
Over the years, Tile Warehouse has supplied tiles for such projects simply because they are a high-performing alternative to other forms of flooring. They are strong, perfect in wet areas at times of water damage from accidental flooding, and stand up to hard-wearing foot traffic issues such as scratches, and dents. Tiles provide peace of mind to both housing managers and tenants, and using this smart approach from the outset, ensures less money is spent later on.
They also enable architects and designers to create a quality and desirable living environment for tenants due to the extensive options on the market in tile colour, texture, size, and pattern.
In addition to tile for living areas, Tile Warehouse added to their range last year the Alpine acoustic, stone-composite system which is quick and easy-to-install flooring for living areas, kitchens, and foyers. Based on their mantra of a quality product that lasts the test of time, Tile Warehouse invested in Alpine because it is not wood-based but a stone particle composite, so is not affected by water.
We are today seeing more smart choices being made in using quality products from the outset that create a warmer, drier home and have longevity resulting in excellent ROI.
A number of contributing factors have led to the development of a range of housing products and pricing packages that meet the needs of social housing yet create quality desirable living environments for tenants.